There are many different types of garage door openers out there, but most don’t realize that two are pretty uncommon, and are usually reserved for very particular applications.
Which two are those? What are they used for? Why use them? Well, I’m here to answer those questions for you:
- Jackshaft Openers – This style of opener is used to expand vertical clearance in garages, whether the desire is increase storage space or the size of your car, this is reserved for short garages or those who need more ceiling space in their garage.
- Screw Drive Openers – This is a very loud, heavy duty garage door opener that is typically reserved for commercial / industrial applications as it’s overkill for homes. That doesn’t stop homeowners from using them, especially those with very large garages / garage doors who need something that can move a behemoth.
Which is right for you? In most cases, neither, but you may need them in some cases, and we recommend you ask your garage door opener tech about them if you’re curious!